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Personalize the Alphabet for Struggling Readers

We all know that connecting with our kids facilitates learning.  We need to know them, and what makes them tick.  Last year I tried using this to help some of my struggling readers.  We work hard all year on learning letters and sounds, and I tend to use an “anchor” alphabet.  We recite a, /a/ […]

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Letter Sorts Made Easy

Again and again I am reminded how valuable letter sorts can be.  My school’s literacy coach uses them frequently with struggling readers, and I see reading intervention coaches in all of our buildings with those beautiful walls of organized magnetic letters, using them to help students build fluency. The thing is, I can’t organize my […]

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